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Air Transport

Master Class Air Transport - Overview


The air transport industry faces many challenges and is changing rapidly. C-MAT Air Transport is designed to support (international) professionals in air transport-related matters with a background in economics or management in addressing these challenges and changes.

  • The course Air Transport Economics & Business will provide participants with a sound knowledge and understanding of key economic and regulatory issues affecting the air transport industry.
  • The course Airport Management gives insights into the key issues of airport management, zooming in on the role of different actors and discussing aspects influencing the demand, supply, equilibrium, and competitiveness of airports.
  • Finally, the course Air Transport Pricing Strategies reviews pricing as a key strategic tool in air transport and discusses both traditional and innovative pricing systems in relation to spill rates, rate reduction and restrictions, dynamic slot allocation, etc.

C-MAT Air Transport provides a truly unique international experience and engages participants with interactive teaching and evaluation methods. All modules include guest lectures from high-level industry professionals as well as renowned academics in the field of air transport. Through excursions and company visits participants will also get the opportunity to deepen their practical knowledge.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will (be):

  • understand the role, business economic functioning and competitive strategies of all actors in the aviation value chain;
  • understand the relationships between the different actors in the aviation value chain;
  • understand the impact of public policy and regulatory issues that shape the air transport industry;
  • understand the economic and financial concepts relevant to the air transport industry;
  • understand the commercial pressures faced by airline managers;
  • be able to carry out independent research about a problem or topic affecting the current air transport industry;
  • familiar with the different facets of airport management;
  • aware of the different actors playing a part in airport management and their underlying relationships;
  • able to analyze and solve specific problems of airport management;
  • able to prepare, carry out and follow up policy related advice concerning the broader area of airport management;
  • able to critically assess the management of an airport;
  • able to critically assess your own research results or solutions to complex cases concerning airport management;
  • able to comprehensively present and report your results in good English, adapted to the target audience.

You will understand key concepts on:

  • the scope of economic and financial effects produced by pricing;
  • the scope of price and revenue optimization;
  • the role of pricing in business development strategies;
  • strategic diversification related to capacity allocation, overbooking, markdown, etc.;
  • non-uniform pricing;
  • pricing with supply constraints;
  • pricing under public service obligations constraints;
  • pricing for policy analysis.
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